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Purple Line Extension

July 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
Progressive Railroading
November 29, 2018, 9am PST
They had to wait the better part of a year, but two major transit projects finally have the funding Congress allocated in March.
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2017, 9am PDT
President Trump points to the passage of multi-billion ballot measures last November as proof that federal funding isn't needed to fund transit, justifying elimination of a major grants program. The CEOs of two large transit agencies fight back.
The Source
January 5, 2017, 10am PST
The Purple Line subway extension is picking up momentum in Los Angeles. With construction already underway on the first phase, the second phase should commence in 2018.
The Source
August 16, 2016, 9am PDT
A subway extension that would cut across the Los Angeles basin has cleared another legal hurdle, despite the efforts of a coalition of opponents in the city of Beverly Hills.
The Source
September 10, 2015, 11am PDT
The city of Los Angeles is leveraging its hopes as the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Olympics to ramp up rail construction to an "extremely aggressive" timetable.
Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2014, 11am PST
The long awaited groundbreaking for work on Los Angeles’s Purple Line Extension commenced. The project is expected to open in 2023.
The Source
May 22, 2014, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles will receive its largest-ever federal grant, $1.25 billion, to help fund the Purple Line subway, aka the "Subway to the Sea." Also on its way is an $856 million loan from the TIFIA program.
Los Angeles Daily News